Registration now open for city's summer camps

More than 40 day camps offered for kids and teens

Registration is now open for more than 40 summer day camps offered through the Pleasanton Community Services department. The camps offer something for every age and interest, from ages 2 to 18.

Hike along the Pleasanton ridge or get a mini-course on local history, explore the Bay Area's premier science museums or discover the world of robotics. These are just a few of the summer day camps being offered.

A complete list of camps and activities is in the Spring 2012 Activities Guide, which is mailed to homes in Pleasanton. Copies are at the Pleasanton Public Library or at the Community Services offices at 200 Old Bernal Ave. The guide can also be viewed online at

A full-color center insert features 15 pages of summer day camp options for youths from ages 2 to 18.

The camps include:

· Summer Seekers, specially designed for students entering first through third grades. It includes eight weeks of themed fun including Under the Sea week, a talent show, Pirate Adventures and Wild About Art. Activities will include arts and crafts, cooperative games, camp songs, theater arts, outdoor play, swimming and a special event or field trip each week.

· Summer Explorers, for kids entering grades 4 to 6, up to eight themed weeks of fun such as arts and crafts, games, theater arts, outdoor play and swimming, plus one field trip or special event each week to destinations such as the Lawrence Hall of Science and Boomers.

· P-Town Teens Camp, for middle school students entering grades 7 to 9. In addition to swimming, games, art projects and cooking, campers will go on a field trip each week to places such as the Chabot Space & Science Center and Marine World.


All three camps run from June 20 through Aug. 12 at the Amador Recreation Center at 4455 Black Ave., behind the aquatics center. Campers should plan to bring a snack and lunch from home each day.

In addition to adult staff supervision, the camps are conducted by trained college counselors. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged.

A wide sampling of specialty camps is also planned, including art camps focused on painting, drawing and sculpture, a chess camp, science camps, computer and Lego camps, nature camps, drama camps, and dozens of sports camps. Gingerbread Preschool will host summer camps for ages 2 to 6.

For more information about any of the summer camps, call 931-5340 or register online at

— Dolores Fox Ciardelli


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Posted by Mindy
a resident of Del Prado
on Jan 31, 2012 at 9:29 am

I am holding the activities guide...just to clarify...Spring program registration begin tomorrow, 2/1. The summer activities registration looks like it begins Wed., April 20th.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 31, 2012 at 9:57 am

Have a great time! VIVA YOUNG FOLKS! VIVA!

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